Author Topic: Finding Buddha  (Read 2566 times)

rave phillaphia

  • Realized Monster
  • *******
  • Posts: 501
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • jai kali ma!
    • myspace
Finding Buddha
« on: June 14, 2010, 02:01:17 PM »
Tell me what you think about this.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2010-06/12/c_13346882.htm


I will look for other links for actual papers written by archaeologists from this project.
"Man has his will- but woman has her way" Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hella fury like a woman scorned." William Congreve

oldbill4823
  • Mod
  • Realized Monster
  • *****
  • Posts: 631
  • Karma: +1/-0
Re: Finding Buddha
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2010, 02:50:05 PM »
It is entirely possible. I dont really know enough to confirm or refute any of what they talk about.

I did once visit one of Buddhas relics in Sri Lanka. It was claimed that this particular temple held one of  the Buddhas teeth.
Certainly there was a palpable air of psychic power around this. Wether that is from generations of devout believers or the power of Buddhas tooth is open to interpretation. As too is the whole psychic aura thing.

A true Buddhist might well just shrug their shoulders about this discovery anyway.  A skull is Buddha, the space around this is Buddha, you reading this are Buddha.
Form is empty, and emptyness is form after all.
You can look for Buddha in many places, maybe it can even be found in an old skull.

Om mani padme hum
« Last Edit: June 14, 2010, 02:54:25 PM by oldbill4823 »

Loki

  • The Law
  • Administrator
  • Realized Monster
  • *****
  • Posts: 1198
  • Karma: +9/-8
    • Monstrous.com
Re: Finding Buddha
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2010, 12:11:30 AM »
I guess every prophet, Mahomet, Jesus, Sakyamouni, ... is supposed to have hundreds of relics worshipped across the world. Do you think those relics have any power?  As for the Chinese discovery, I am sure China would benefit from such a discovery ....
The greatest trick the devil ever played was convincing the world that he did not exist. - Charles Baudelaire (French and monstrous poet).

agyemang
  • Weres
  • Monstrous Imp
  • *
  • Posts: 4
  • Karma: +0/-0
Re: Finding Buddha
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2010, 10:39:32 AM »
Is cool

MagnusCrane

  • Young Beast
  • **
  • Posts: 69
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • "Vidi Vici Veni" I came I saw and I conquered.
Re: Finding Buddha
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2010, 08:20:50 PM »
Well as far as the discovery, I think its pretty cool if an ancient body is discovered. However the only thing I am wondering about is why they are calling the body the founder of Buddhism. I was under the impression that Siddhartha of India was the founder of Buddhism, and that his knowledge over time spread to all part of Asia and Far East. I am not sure who this dude is.
Death is the beginning of life. Life is the end of death. And only God lies in between the two.

rave phillaphia

  • Realized Monster
  • *******
  • Posts: 501
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • jai kali ma!
    • myspace
Re: Finding Buddha
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2010, 03:23:59 PM »
Agyemang, please review the rules for posting on forums. You cannot have answers that are just two word answers. If you do not follow these rules you will be dealt with. I will be sending you a PM so that you can understand the posting rules. 
"Man has his will- but woman has her way" Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hella fury like a woman scorned." William Congreve

rave phillaphia

  • Realized Monster
  • *******
  • Posts: 501
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • jai kali ma!
    • myspace
Re: Finding Buddha
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2010, 02:12:56 PM »
It is the same person, just another name. Here read the Wiki page for more info (sadly I am refurring you to the wiki page but it will give you the basic info you need).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gautama_Buddha

Also remember this region wasn't just India. The region his family ruled in was northern India and the Nepal area. It wasn't until later when the religion was spread because of an emperor (I can't remember his name at the moment).
« Last Edit: June 22, 2010, 02:17:57 PM by rave phillaphia »
"Man has his will- but woman has her way" Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hella fury like a woman scorned." William Congreve

MagnusCrane

  • Young Beast
  • **
  • Posts: 69
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • "Vidi Vici Veni" I came I saw and I conquered.
Re: Finding Buddha
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2010, 12:16:58 AM »
Same person you say. Quite interesting. I am now intrigued only because he isn't the first person that I heard of going by many names. And furthermore if what you are saying true, then it would appear that I lack knowledge in Siddhartha. That there may be more to his life that I am unaware of. Thank you for sharing this piece of information. I will do more research into this guy. However, thinking of all this leads me to ask you or anyone for that matter a question. Have you heard of a man from the southern regions of India name Bodhidharma? He is known by many names such as, Putidamo, Daruma, and Damo. According to legend, he was a traveling Buddhist monk who arrived to China during the Li Sng Dynasty, next further migration to the Ling Dynasty, and finally was primarily active in the lands of the Northern Wi Dynasty. He pretty much was around during the fifth century. It is said that his teachings can be directly trace back to the Buddha Siddhartha himself. Daruma was also legend as being the founder of the five main martial arts. Daruma originally during his travel across the Himalayas, became aware of the Shaolin temple, and sought refuge but was discarded, by the head Abbot Fang Chang. Daruma took shelter in a nearby cave and meditated for years. Legend has it that Daruma bored a hole through one side of the cave with his constant gaze. When the head abbot Fang Chang learned about Daruma spiritual prowess, he invited him to join the temple. When Daruma enlisted in the temple, he noticed that the monks were not in good physical condition. Daruma taught them a series of moving exercises from Indian yoga. With daily practice, these exercises were designed to strengthen and improve the health of the disciples. His teaching was further developed and became known as Chan (Zen Buddhism) and Shaolin Kung Fu or Wushu. I came across other manuscripts that further explain in a bit more details as to the life and knowledge of Daruma. Daruma's knowledge was legend and he can directly be linked to the "Qi of the Writing Way" and a prolific teacher of Monk Aghastia of India, who had a vision of the entire history of the world in perfect detail, and he wrote it all down and they are still kept in a town somewhere in India, according to legend. However, Daruma was known for being able to control his chi and could wield high concentration of his Qi to use it in a martial way style of fighting. So now according to a buddy of mine who studied "Wushu" from the age of 5 yrs old, told me that he learned from his head master that until one from a wushu reached a higher state of martial science in the school, is eventually granted the knowledge of Qi manipulation by means of one opening there chakras, and for this method of chakras he put more focus on the Swadhisthana chakra which is also know as Tandan of the abdomen. So overall, I would like to know if you heard of this man? Thanks
Death is the beginning of life. Life is the end of death. And only God lies in between the two.

rave phillaphia

  • Realized Monster
  • *******
  • Posts: 501
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • jai kali ma!
    • myspace
Re: Finding Buddha
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2010, 11:35:13 AM »
Actually no I haven't. I mainly study middle eastern religions. I know a lot about Buddhism from friends and school but never took much interest after the splitting of Buddhism. That sounds very intersting though. I would love to learn more.
"Man has his will- but woman has her way" Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hella fury like a woman scorned." William Congreve

blow_fly

  • Realized Monster
  • *******
  • Posts: 543
  • Karma: +0/-1
  • An extremely curious person
Re: Finding Buddha
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2010, 12:41:54 AM »


Same person you say. Quite interesting. I am now intrigued only because he isn't the first person that I heard of going by many names. And furthermore if what you are saying true, then it would appear that I lack knowledge in Siddhartha. That there may be more to his life that I am unaware of. Thank you for sharing this piece of information. I will do more research into this guy. However, thinking of all this leads me to ask you or anyone for that matter a question. Have you heard of a man from the southern regions of India name Bodhidharma? He is known by many names such as, Putidamo, Daruma, and Damo. According to legend, he was a traveling Buddhist monk who arrived to China during the Li Sng Dynasty, next further migration to the Ling Dynasty, and finally was primarily active in the lands of the Northern Wi Dynasty. He pretty much was around during the fifth century. It is said that his teachings can be directly trace back to the Buddha Siddhartha himself. Daruma was also legend as being the founder of the five main martial arts. Daruma originally during his travel across the Himalayas, became aware of the Shaolin temple, and sought refuge but was discarded, by the head Abbot Fang Chang. Daruma took shelter in a nearby cave and meditated for years. Legend has it that Daruma bored a hole through one side of the cave with his constant gaze. When the head abbot Fang Chang learned about Daruma spiritual prowess, he invited him to join the temple. When Daruma enlisted in the temple, he noticed that the monks were not in good physical condition. Daruma taught them a series of moving exercises from Indian yoga. With daily practice, these exercises were designed to strengthen and improve the health of the disciples. His teaching was further developed and became known as Chan (Zen Buddhism) and Shaolin Kung Fu or Wushu. I came across other manuscripts that further explain in a bit more details as to the life and knowledge of Daruma. Daruma's knowledge was legend and he can directly be linked to the "Qi of the Writing Way" and a prolific teacher of Monk Aghastia of India, who had a vision of the entire history of the world in perfect detail, and he wrote it all down and they are still kept in a town somewhere in India, according to legend. However, Daruma was known for being able to control his chi and could wield high concentration of his Qi to use it in a martial way style of fighting. So now according to a buddy of mine who studied "Wushu" from the age of 5 yrs old, told me that he learned from his head master that until one from a wushu reached a higher state of martial science in the school, is eventually granted the knowledge of Qi manipulation by means of one opening there chakras, and for this method of chakras he put more focus on the Swadhisthana chakra which is also know as Tandan of the abdomen. So overall, I would like to know if you heard of this man? Thanks

Daruma according to certain traditions, was a prince from the south Indian Pallavan  kingdom. Here are a  couple of links that might be potentially informative:http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/daruma.shtml
http://www.combatvarmakalai.com/varmakalaihistory.html
''Come on, I want you to do it, I want you to do it. Come on, hit me. *Hit me!''

-The Joker to Batman, The Dark Knight

chaoticpsyche

  • Witches
  • Realized Monster
  • *
  • Posts: 643
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • Strange Odds and Ends
Re: Finding Buddha
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2010, 09:57:53 PM »
I've hear that story blow_fly. My mom used to tell it to me when I was still a kid. My mom is Buddhist, I say I am however, I look at all the religions so I guess that makes me agnostic in a sense.

There is more to the story however, I just can't seem to remember it and seeing as it's 1 AM I'm sure my mother would hate the wake up call just for some story telling :p
"The reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once." - Albert Einstein

"For those who say I am evil; hear this, what you hold in such disdain is my humanity."

MrMystery

  • Young Beast
  • **
  • Posts: 78
  • Karma: +0/-0
Re: Finding Buddha
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2010, 11:47:11 AM »
Whoa! This is absolutely cool. Since there's someone researching this, i am gonna start researching too. Anyway, Buddhism is divided into few categories due to people in this world.
Fire in the hole!?